Definition of Inventive

1. Adjective. (used of persons or artifacts) marked by independence and creativity in thought or action. "Inventive ceramics"

Exact synonyms: Imaginative
Similar to: Creative, Originative
Derivative terms: Imaginativeness, Imagine, Invent, Inventiveness



Definition of Inventive

1. a. Able and apt to invent; quick at contrivance; ready at expedients; as, an inventive head or genius.

Definition of Inventive

1. Adjective. of, or relating to invention ¹

2. Adjective. creative, or skilful at inventing ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Inventive

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Inventive

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invenoming
invenoms
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invented
inventer
inventers
inventest
inventeth
inventful
inventible
inventing
invention
inventions
inventious
inventive (current term)
inventively
inventiveness
inventivenesses
inventor
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inventorially
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inventories
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inventorized
inventorizes
inventorizing
inventors
inventorship

Literary usage of Inventive

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1. The Law of Patents for Useful Inventions by William Callyhan Robinson (1890)
"bled from alleging that the inventive act was joint. The assignor of a patented invention cannot urge against his assignee that his own title was defective, ..."

2. Psychology: A Study of Mental Life by Robert Sessions Woodworth (1921)
"Certainly the inventive genius does not always have his eyes fixed on the ... When inventive geniuses have been requested to indicate their method, ..."

3. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1888)
"Merely putting rollers under an article, so as to make'it movable, when, without the rollers, it would not be movable, does not involve the inventive ..."

4. Heroes of California: The Story of the Founders of the Golden State as by George Wharton James (1910)
"... of inventive genius to devote his wonderful powers to the good of his fellow-men; to bring to them at a small cost added comfort, joy, ease, content. ..."

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